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Im telling ya put me infront of the grill with a bag of charcoal and theres nothing i cant cook. I have cooked everything from beans to potatoes au gratin to pizza and every kind of meat that exist! !ANYTHING! But place me infront of the oven with 5 burners and with directions i cant do anything right. I cant make boxed mac n cheese it turns to mush and rice mush RICE IT GOES MUSHY!!! Give me a pot on the grill and it will be perfect everytime! I swear that oven hates me! and its brand new! I love to cook but something goes horrible wrong while im in the kitchen but out on the deck im like a master! Im in my zone. IM THE GRILL GOD! lol What goes wrong i have no idea maybe its distractions i dunno TV ect... Anybody else have these issues? I will grill ouside in the dead of winter when its so cold when you fart you see a frozen fart i like grilling so much! Put me infront of oven and i can ruin water!

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OK, I have to agree here, My wife has pictures of me outside in a 2 feet of snow first shoveling a path and then cooking in a blizzard because i am no good in the kitchen. I have have burned water before (and that takes work). With much practice and training by my wife, and alot of patience from my kids, I can now make Mac-n-Cheese, with appropriate 3 year olds supervision (because he knows how to make it better than I do) and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches (as long as by 5 year old is around to make sure that I don't burn down the house).

I didn't used to be like this, I lived on my own for quite a few years and didn't die of starvation or food poisoning.......though that would explain why i was able to keep my weight so low when I was single....

Just sayin'....

-Joe

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Nice, well I would say it's the distraction.

When you grill you are sitting beside the grill watching your food cook usually enjoying a barley beverage. So it's easier to stay on top of your food. The kitchen you have everything else to do while it cooks.

However I'm sure if you try real hard not to leave the stove side, you can successfuly make Mac N Cheese! Heck you might even graduate to Ravioli!!!!!

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Im telling ya put me infront of the grill with a bag of charcoal and theres nothing i cant cook. I have cooked everything from beans to potatoes au gratin to pizza and every kind of meat that exist! !ANYTHING! But place me infront of the oven with 5 burners and with directions i cant do anything right. I cant make boxed mac n cheese it turns to mush and rice mush RICE IT GOES MUSHY!!! Give me a pot on the grill and it will be perfect everytime! I swear that oven hates me! and its brand new! I love to cook but something goes horrible wrong while im in the kitchen but out on the deck im like a master! Im in my zone. IM THE GRILL GOD! lol What goes wrong i have no idea maybe its distractions i dunno TV ect... Anybody else have these issues? I will grill ouside in the dead of winter when its so cold when you fart you see a frozen fart i like grilling so much! Put me infront of oven and i can ruin water!

That made me laugh. It's wierd, . . . but funny!

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Well yesterday i was grilling hamburgers and i do indirect grilling so half the the grill with charcoal half not and the meat goes on the side without charcoal and yes coals have to be grey before you begin taste like crud if any black shows. Well after the fire has burnt the left over junk off and yes i brush the grill but sometimes theres a lil bit to go i grab a fork and spin the grill insert CAREFULLY after the fire has died down and let the fire hit the other side on the weber so i have a perfectly clean side for grilling. Sometimes i do this sometimes not. Well i know when pam came out with grilling spray and i guess something was wrong and i tried it years ago and im surprised i didnt burn the hair off of my face b/c a giant fireball! Shot out! Yesterday i decided to try that stuff again well it was much better! Without burger sticking to the grill and not having to use cooking oil and rag etc. Best burgers and best looking burgers i have ever grilled! I dunno i just thought id say that lol I wish i took a picture these were priceless! !TOTAL PERFECTION! What would of been better is a new york strip but.....they didnt look so good so.....Oh and i cook with the hood on sloooowly hey i have all day :)

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Just keep your grill clean.And wipe down with olive oil and a paper towel before you start grilling.That is gril;ling 101

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Well yesterday i was grilling hamburgers and i do indirect grilling so half the the grill with charcoal half not and the meat goes on the side without charcoal and yes coals have to be grey before you begin taste like crud if any black shows. Well after the fire has burnt the left over junk off and yes i brush the grill but sometimes theres a lil bit to go i grab a fork and spin the grill insert CAREFULLY after the fire has died down and let the fire hit the other side on the weber so i have a perfectly clean side for grilling. Sometimes i do this sometimes not. Well i know when pam came out with grilling spray and i guess something was wrong and i tried it years ago and im surprised i didnt burn the hair off of my face b/c a giant fireball! Shot out! Yesterday i decided to try that stuff again well it was much better! Without burger sticking to the grill and not having to use cooking oil and rag etc. Best burgers and best looking burgers i have ever grilled! I dunno i just thought id say that lol I wish i took a picture these were priceless! !TOTAL PERFECTION! What would of been better is a new york strip but.....they didnt look so good so.....Oh and i cook with the hood on sloooowly hey i have all day :)

That's quite the procedure. Can you repeat it this week-end? Let us know.

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